Thursday, February 05, 2004

Playwright with a gift for subverting theatrical conventions . . .
"James Saunders, who has died aged 79, was one of the most distinctive voices to emerge from the wave of new British playwrights of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Saunders used drama to play with philosophy, psychology, history and the vicissitudes of language, a style. . . "(The Guardian | Jim Irvin | Thursday February 5, 2004)



:: note :: . . . this last week students in drama 117 were working through Saunders' "Scenes from After Liverpool" . . . they were doing a splendid job . . . fun, faithful and deep . . . today they presented their work for the final time & then I surfed onto this news . . . a fitting memorium & testament to the immortality of play . . . we honour & cherish the gifts we have been given . . .